Pedestrian dies in Cumbria bypass crash

Lisa Suddart. Photo: Cumbria Police
Image caption Lisa's family say she was "truly a great person"

A pedestrian has been knocked down and killed in west Cumbria as she walked home after a Christmas party.

Lisa Suddart, 31, from Seaton, was walking along the A66 Stainburn bypass, Workington, when she was hit by a car at 00:40 GMT, Cumbria Police said.

The mother-of-two was coming back from a Christmas party in Cockermouth and was pronounced dead at the scene. The road was closed for about six hours.

Her family described her as a "great person".

In a statement they said: "Lisa was full of life, with time for anyone and was always there. Truly a great person.

"A hard-working, fun-loving, practical joker who truly was the best mum in the world. She will be missed by everyone that knew her."

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